• 13 people train to be on Douglas County SAR team

    13 people train to be on Douglas County SAR team

    On April 17, 13 people graduated from a 48-hour academy to become official members of the Douglas County sheriff’s search and rescue team. The focus of the academy was to become certified as a Nevada Wilderness Search and Rescue Technician (NWSRT), which is a nationally recognized credential. It provided knowledge concerning the general responsibilities, skills, […]

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  • Study: Global warming mixing up nature’s dinner time

    Study: Global warming mixing up nature’s dinner time

    By Seth Borenstein, AP Global warming is screwing up nature’s intricately timed dinner hour, often making hungry critters and those on the menu show up at much different times, a study shows. Timing is everything in nature. Bees have to be around and flowers have to bloom at the same time for pollination to work, […]

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  • U.S. rivers are becoming saltier

    U.S. rivers are becoming saltier

    By Sujay Kaushal, Gene E. Likens, Michael Pace and Ryan Utz, The Conversation The United States has made enormous progress in reducing water pollution since the Clean Water Act was passed nearly 50 years ago. Rivers no longer catch fire when oil slicks on their surfaces ignite. And many harbors that once were fouled with […]

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  • 3-state online poker pool to debut in May

    3-state online poker pool to debut in May

    By Wayne Parry, AP ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Internet poker players in three states will be able to face off against each other starting May 1, in a long-awaited expansion of online gambling. Two poker brands of Caesars Interactive Entertainment, WSOP.com and 888Poker.com, plan to go live on that date in New Jersey, Nevada and […]

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  • Time to worry about mosquitoes

    Time to worry about mosquitoes

    With this being Mosquito Awareness Week, El Dorado County health officials are reminding residents to take steps to protect themselves from mosquitoes as warmer weather approaches. West Nile virus is primarily a disease of birds that can be transmitted to people and animals by mosquitoes. WNV is a mosquito-borne disease that can result in debilitating […]

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  • Scheduled burns throughout Tahoe basin

    Scheduled burns throughout Tahoe basin

    Weather permitting, the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team, which includes local, state and federal agencies, will continue prescribed fire operations this week around the Tahoe basin.  The North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas fire protection districts, California State Parks, California Tahoe Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service will conduct prescribed fire operations in Sugar Pine […]

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  • Tour of Carson City bike event set for May

    Tour of Carson City bike event set for May

    Bike Habitat ‘s 11th anniversary of the Tour of Carson City Bike Ride and lunch will be May 6.  The ride will start and finish at Fuji Park in Carson. It starts at 9am. The 30-mile ride is free. It will go around the perimeter of Carson City. It will be moderately paced. For more […]

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  • Sierra to end season with appreciation day

    Sierra to end season with appreciation day

    Sierra-at-Tahoe will honor guests with Customer Appreciation Day on April 16. All season passholders may ski or ride for free, with lift tickets available for $35. All proceeds from lift tickets will benefit youth recreation and education including baseball, soccer, swimming and other youth activities in South Lake Tahoe. Sierra-at-Tahoe will operate a limited number […]

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  • Minor league park a treat for baseball fans

    Minor league park a treat for baseball fans

    By Kathryn Reed WEST SACRAMENTO – The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd – those are the same at any ball field. It’s the antics between innings and the grass beyond right field that makes this park a little different. While the game is the same, there is something special about a […]

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  • Lahontan cutthroat trout rediscovered in Utah creek

    Lahontan cutthroat trout rediscovered in Utah creek

    By Lauren Bain, Nevada Today The Lahontan cutthroat trout was rediscovered in a “dinky” stream near the Nevada-Utah border. Genetic testing by Associate Professor of Biology Mary Peacock led to the rediscovery of an iconic Nevada fish. “Even though they were in that tiny, dinky stream on the edge of Utah for close to 100 years, […]

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